Saturday, August 15, 2009

Out Verona Way: The Road To Sprawlville, Chapter XXIX

There's a regional land squabble in Dane County between the Town of Verona and the City of Verona over more than 200 acres, which may or may not be developed, with storm water issues that could affect two creeks, too.

What I find interesting in the apparently stalled debate is that Capital Area Regional Planning Commission member - - Larry Palm, a Madison alderman and Mayoral appointee to the CARPC - - says that engineered solutions to environmental problems caused by development are no substitute for what nature already provides.

Now there's a refreshing reminder - - both for its content, and about a perspective that we do not see represented on planning commission in our area - - the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission.

Maybe that's because on the SEWRPC 21-member ruling board there are no City of Milwaukee Mayoral appointees.

Nice job on the Verona, as per usual, by the Daily Reporter.

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